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Daily International News 06.14.11

June 14, 2011

Daily International News
June 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
US satellite images capture new buildings at North Korea nuclear plant
[Telegraph]
NKorea urges SKorea to abandon hostile policy
[AP]
China/Taiwan
Chinese president: China-Iran friendly cooperation conducive to peace, stability in region, world

[Xinhua]

China ‘will not use force’ in South China Sea disputes
[BBC]
China fumes over Hillary Clinton remark
[POLITICO]
Police stem south China riots amid migrant workers’ anger
[Reuters]

China ups bank reserves ratio as inflation hits 34-month high
[Reuters]
Taiwan to lower budget for F-16 fighter jets
[AP]

Japan
Japan cabinet approves Fukushima nuclear compensation
[Guardian]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar gov’t battles rebels near Chinese border
[AP]
Indonesia police arrest 2002 Bali bombing suspect
[AP]
Australian prime minister snubs Dalai Lama
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Karachi officials ‘removed’ after death of unarmed man
[BBC]
Afghanistan: Death penalty for Jalalabad bank massacre
[BBC]
Indian foreign secretary due in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir
[Reuters]
India Inflation Accelerates, Rate Increase Likely
[WSJ]
Nepal follows China as second Asian nation without landmines
[BBC]
First India-Sri Lanka passenger ferry for 30 years
[BBC]

Middle East
Fatah, Hamas meet in Cairo to settle dispute on leadership
[Xinhua]

Gaza unemployment levels ‘among worst in world’
[BBC]
CIA Plans Yemen Drone Strikes
[WSJ]

Bomb kills Yemen officer, Gulf states mull solution
[Reuters]
Haunted by Homicide: Federal Grand Jury Investigates War Crimes at Abu Ghraib, Plus Other Alleged CIA Abuses
[TIME]
Anonymous members arrested in Turkey
[BBC]
Syrian troops ‘widening’ crackdown
[Al Jazeera]
Gunmen, suicide bombers storm Iraq council building
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood forms coalition with liberal party
[WaPo]
Qaddafi Coddled by U.S. Oil Producers
[Bloomberg]
Misrata oil refinery shelled by Gaddafi’s forces – video
[Guardian]
Reports: Abyei demilitarisation deal reached [Al Jazeera]
Somalia’s prime minister says he won’t quit office
[AP]
Airline: flights disrupted by E. Africa ash cloud
[AP]
Battle lines drawn in bid to lead S.Africa’s ANC
[Reuters]

Europe
Nuclear Referendum: Italians Vote No to Berlusconi
[Der Spiegel]
IMF shortlists France’s Lagarde and Mexico’s Carstens
[BBC]
Greek rating now worst in the world
[FT]

Americas
Congressional report: US guns fuel Mexico violence
[BBC]
Chilean volcano ash causes further flight havoc
[Guardian]

Domestic
Obama makes first presidential visit to Puerto Rico
[POLITICO]
Obama: My family would be fine with just 1 term
[AP]
U.S. Military Aid to Overseas Allies May Face Cuts, Mullen Says
[Bloomberg]
Hackers break into U.S. Senate computers
[Reuters]
GOP debate rivals let Romney off easy
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann is in
[POLITICO]
Tim Pawlenty beats hasty New Hampshire retreat
[POLITICO]
Cain says he meant Muslims ‘who are trying to kill us’
[POLITICO]
Senate to vote on repealing ethanol tax credits
[AP]
Firefighters turn corner on massive Arizona blaze
[Reuters]
Barack Obama suggests Anthony Weiner resign
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 06.09.11

June 9, 2011

Daily International News
June 9, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan finance minister a frontrunner to be next PM
[Reuters]

Economy Sends Japanese to Fukushima for Jobs
[NYT]
North Korea
NKorea threatens to expose taped talks with South
[AP]

China, DPRK reach consensus on developing two economic zones in DPRK
[Xinhua]
China
China says envoy from Libyan rebels to visit soon
[AP]
Concern Over Grassroots Local Campaigns in China
[NYT]
China rebuffs UN plea over ‘disappeared’ Tibetan monks
[BBC]

Dalai Lama: China not enemy, some hard-liners are
[AP]
Vietnam and China hackers escalate Spratly Islands row
[BBC]
China warns neighbors: Stop oil search in Spratlys
[AP]
Report: General confirms China’s aircraft carrier
[AP]

Lagarde visits China to gather support for IMF top job
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma gets a record $20bn in foreign investment
[BBC]
Myanmar blames ethnic rebels for fatal train blast
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Calls Increase for Drawdown in Afghanistan
[Bloomberg]
Gunmen attack Afghan wedding party, killing 9
[AP]
Over 100 militants attack Pakistan’s northwest
[Reuters]
Uzbek religious refugees in Kazakhstan face extradition
[BBC]
Fasting guru denies he’s arming followers in India
[AP]

Middle East
US hits Iran’s police chief with sanctions
[AP]

With one escape route, Syrians stream into Turkey
[AP]
Yemen government says 12 al-Qaida militants killed
[AP]  
Yemen awaits possible Saleh return after surgery
[Reuters]
UN nuclear watchdog refers Syria to Security Council
[BBC]

In Saudi Arabia, Royal Funds Buy Peace for Now
[NYT]

Africa
Gaddafi faces new ICC charges for using rape as weapon in conflict
[Guardian]
Fresh round of NATO strikes hit Tripoli outskirts
[AP]
Libya rebels eye oil restart, win aid pledges
[Reuters]
Obama to welcome Gabon president at White House
[AP]
Tunisia Postpones Election, Possibly Aiding New Parties
[NYT]
Burkina Faso government replaces its governors
[AP]
Somali leaders postpone elections by a year
[AP]

Attack on Somali port kills 1 civilian
[AP]

Europe
EU keeps Bulgaria, Romania out of border zone
[AP]

Cesare Battisti extradition: Italy to go to Hague court
[BBC]
Dutch find different E. coli, pull beet sprouts
[AP]

Americas
Chinese oil workers ‘kidnapped by Colombia rebels’
[BBC]
Aide’s Quitting Casts Doubt on Brazil’s New President
[NYT]
Chile volcano: Ash cloud forces flight cancellations
[BBC]
Corruption scandal hits Argentina’s Mothers group
[AP]

Domestic
Nuclear Industry Will Conduct Post-Fukushima U.S. Safety Review
[Bloomberg]

Ex-NSA manager has reportedly twice rejected plea bargains in Espionage Act case
[WaPo]
Leon Panetta’s 5 challenges
[POLITICO]
Panetta faces no major hurdles to confirmation as Pentagon chief
[WaPo]
Opinion: Crocker Didn’t Dissuade Low Hopes on Afghanistan
[WaPo]

Weiner abides despite new photo, baby on the way
[AP]
President Obama’s campaign expands its 2012 map
[POLITICO]
Texas’s Rick Perry weighing a 2012 candidacy
[WaPo]
Romney draws early fire from conservatives over views on climate change
[WaPo]
Jon Huntsman’s no-names strategy
[POLITICO] 
Regulators pressuring banks after Citi data breach
[Reuters]
Sheriff orders remaining residents of 2 Arizona towns in path of huge wildfire to flee
[WaPo]
Heat gripping half of US expected to last for days
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.06.11

June 6, 2011

Daily International News
June 6, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
China’s ’Worried’ Neighbors Question Pledges of Peace in South China Sea
[Bloomberg]
Chinese Defense Minister’s charm offensive falls flat
[FP]
China accuses Google of `political games’
[AP]

Li Na victory prompts calls for China sport reforms
[BBC]
Koreas
EU team to visit N. Korea to assess food situation
[Yonhap]

Gates: U.S. doesn’t want regime change in North
[JoongAng]
China’s Defense Minister Warns N. Korea Not to Take Any Risks
[Arirang]
N.Korea to set up economic zone on China border
[Straits Times]
5 North Korean defectors go to US to study and work
[Dong-A]

Brooking’s Pollack: N. Korea’s 3rd Nuke Test Likely to be HEU
[Arirang]
Japan
Pressure builds on Kan to resign
[FT]
Nintendo server attacked by hacking group Lulz Security
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesia cleric rejects ‘terror trial’
[Al Jazeera]
NZ quake: Christchurch hit by magnitude-5.0 aftershock
[BBC]
Ship sinks off Indonesia’s Borneo, 18 dead
[AP]
Australian climate scientists receive death threats
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Steeper Pullout Is Raised as Option for Afghanistan
[NYT]

US drone strikes kill 18 in Pakistan
[Al Jazeera]
Police end Indian yoga guru’s fast
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Tenuous truce in Yemen amid uncertainty
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen opposition backs power transfer to vice-president
[BBC]
Syria police ‘killed in ambush’ in Jisr al-Shughour
[BBC]

UN nuclear agency seeks results from Syria
[AP]
Iran’s women footballers banned from Olympics because of Islamic dress
[Guardian]
New data suggests Iran military link – U.N. atom chief
[Reuters]

Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead
[Reuters]
Rivals rally ahead of crucial Turkey vote
[Al Jazeera]
5 U.S. troops killed in Iraq, military says
[CNN]
Bahraini doctors who treated protesters face trial
[AP]

Africa
Libyan ‘rape victim’ heads to US for refuge
[Al Jazeera]

Rebels ‘wrest town from Gaddafi forces’
[Al Jazeera]
NATO chief to push nations for more help on Libya
[AP]
Nigerian speaker Dimeji Bankole arrested
[Guardian]

Europe
Preliminary E. coli tests at German farm prove negative
[Deutsche Welle]
Portugal Decisively Ends Leftist Rule
[WSJ]
Greece starts austerity push as nation seethes
[Reuters]
Geithner May Back Lagarde at IMF
[Bloomberg]
French regulator bars ‘Follow us on Twitter’ on TV
[AP]
Drugmakers cut vaccine prices for poorer nations
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Leftist Humala declares victory in Peru election
[Reuters]
Exclusive – Rick Santorum Will Run for President: ‘We’re In It to Win’
[ABC]

WaPo Opinion: Romney’s flawed view of freedom
[WaPo]
Dems see chance for payback in 2012
[POLITICO]
Among GOP, anti-tax orthodoxy runs deep
[WaPo]
Joe Biden’s group faces new hurdles
[POLITICO]
White House preps for Merkel’s Tuesday visit
[AP]
Woman in Weiner case slams media
[POLITICO]
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
[Reuters]

Slowing U.S. Growth Prompts Optimists to Question Durability of Recovery
[Bloomberg]
Arizona Wallow Fire ‘uncontained’ and growing
[BBC]
Steve Jobs breaks medical leave to show off Apple’s iCloud
[Guardian]

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Daily International News 01.26.11

January 26, 2011

Daily International News
January 26, 2011

Global
A Region’s Unrest Scrambles U.S. Foreign Policy
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea proposes preliminary talks with North Korea
[CNN]
Kim Jong-un may travel solo to China: Source
[JoongAng]
Japan
Gov’t announces Japan-U.S. working group on expanding Okinawa base-sharing
[Mainichi]
Kan rejects idea of lower house dissolution for election
[Kyodo]
Toyota recalls 1.7m vehicles globally over ‘fuel leak’
[BBC]
Maehara angered by BBC show on A-bomb survivor
[Mainichi]
China
Chinese military to improve navigation systems
[Global Times]
Beijing airport security beefed up after Moscow bomb attack
[Global Times]
Macau’s Ho: Family feud over casino stake settled
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific/Central/South Asia
Christmas Island shipwreck: Indonesia arrests man
[BBC]
Afghan president inaugurates new parliament
[AP]

Middle East
Lebanon faction urges sit-ins against Hezbollah
[AP]
Ahmadinejad slams rivals in Iran power struggle
[Reuters]
Palestinian papers: Leaks threaten my life, Erekat says
[BBC]
The Palestinian Papers: The al-Madhoun assassination
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Tunisia issues warrant for ousted leader, family members
[CNN]
Ivory Coast leader orders seizure of regional bank
[AP]
Egypt bans protests seeking end to Mubarak rule
[Reuters]
Gabon government abolishes opposition party
[AFP]
Terrorist gets life sentence for role in U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa
[LAT]

Europe
Russian president fires police chief after bombing
[AP]
Putin says airport bomb not linked to Chechnya
[Reuters]
Britain rolls back some 9/11 security restrictions
[AP]
Prime minister’s questions: 26 January 2011 – video
[Guardian]
20% of UK graduates out of work
[Guardian]
Fears of trade war stalk Davos meeting
[Reuters]
Germany suspends payments to global health fund
[AP]
Ireland’s deficit-cutting budget passes key test
[AP]

Americas
Arizona busts Mexico gun-running network
[BBC]
Jude Celestin ‘to quit’ Haiti presidential election
[BBC]
Former Chilean president back in spotlight in UN role
[AP]
At least 20 killed in Colombia coal mine blast
[Reuters]

Domestic
Poll: High Marks for Obama’s State of the Union Speech
[CBS]
Obama Ushers In Era of Divided Government With Appeal for Unity, Progress
[Bloomberg]
What Lies Ahead for Obama
[POLITICO] and After speech Obama and Republicans eye budget battle [Reuters]
Giffords to Be Moved to Rehab Facility Wednesday Morn
[WSJ]
Lawmaker wants to set terms on U.N.
[TWT]
Illinois Supreme Court will hear Emanuel’s case
[WaPo]
Financial Crisis Was Avoidable, Inquiry Finds
[NYT]

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Daily International News 01.25.11

January 25, 2011

Daily International News
January 25, 2011

SOTU
& Foreign Policy

Obama’s State of the Union and U.S. Foreign Policy
[StratFor]
Factbox: Foreign policy issues Obama may address in speech
[Reuters]
10 Global Issues Obama Won’t Talk About But Should
[FP]

Why the Middle East Won’t Feature in Obama’s Speech
[TIME]
General

SOTU Media Sand Traps and How to Avoid Them
[Daily Beast]
Five things to watch for in the State of the Union speech
[WaPo]
State of the Union Preview: Obama’s Unofficial 2012 Kickoff
[TIME]
Six members of the Supreme Court to attend SOTU
[WaPo]
Arizona lawmakers to save seat for Gabrielle Giffords at State of the Union
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan

J-20 stealth fighter jet ‘innovative, not stolen from US plane’
[Global Times]

US spy for China Noshir Gowadia jailed for 32 years
[BBC]
Urumqi to be under full surveillance
[AP]
US diplomat slams China on governor’s Taiwan trip
[AP]

China will stick to socialism as required by law: top legislator
[Xinhua]
Son of former PRC president takes up new military post
[Global Times]
Macau’s Stanley Ho in family row over casino empire
[BBC]
Koreas

S. Korea remains suspicious of N. Korea’s intention for talks: minister
[Yonhap]
South Korea Wants U.N. to Consider North’s Uranium Program
[GSN]
UN investigator in Japan for talks on North Korean human rights
[M&C]

Malaysia, SKorea seek to charge 12 Somali pirates
[AP]
GOP calls for quick action on free trade pacts, including KORUS
[AP]
N.Korea’s Brave Underground Journalists Make Headlines
[Chosun]
Japan

Soccer: Konno’s penalty, Kawashima’s saves send Japan past S. Korea in thriller
[Mainichi]
Kan says government to re-examine DPJ election pledges
[Mainichi]
Kan stresses Sun Yat-sen’s Japan ties in policy speech
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand ‘yellow-shirts’ stage new street protests
[BBC]
Thai Inquiry Into Violence Falters
[NYT]
Blast in southern Thailand kills nine
[BBC]
India and Indonesia aim to double trade
[BBC]
HRW accuses Vietnam of widespread human rights abuses
[AP]
Three charged over Christmas Island shipwreck
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US commander in Afghanistan: Tough fight in 2011
[AP]
West’s portrayal of Afghan war deceptive – ANSO group
[Reuters]

Suicide attack near Pakistan Shi’ite rally kills 13
[Reuters]
Pakistan has “disastrous year” for human rights in 2010: HRW
[Reuters]
India Central Bank Raises Key Rates
[WSJ]

Middle East
Citing Options, Iran Rejects Uranium Deal, Diplomat Says
[NYT]
Turkey president lays into Israel flotilla inquiry
[AP]
AP Interview: IAEA head seeks openness from Iran
[AP]
Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon prime minister
[Reuters]

Abbas welcomed home as hero
[Reuters]

Africa
Northern Coast

Talks under way for body to oversee Tunisia cabinet
[Reuters]
Egyptians denounce Mubarak, clash with riot police
[AP]
All Other

Sudan’s Bashir pledges support for independent south
[Reuters]
South Sudan to retain its name as an independent state: report
[Sudan Tribune]
Call for Tougher Measures Against Ivory Coast Leader
[NYT]

Rwanda rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana sent to ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Russian parliament ratifies arms pact with US
[AP]
Moscow airport bomb: Dmitry Medvedev seeks shake-up
[BBC]
List of Russian terror attacks
[WaPo]
Berlusconi defence lawyers dismiss sex accusations
[Reuters]
Lord Taylor found guilty of fiddling expenses
[Guardian]
George Osborne: budget cuts keep down UK interest rates
[Telegraph]

Americas
Obama to visit Brazil in sign of warmer ties: paper
[Reuters]
Clinton Voices U.S. Support of Mexico in Trip
[NYT]

Domestic
The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations
[NYT]
White House Nominates David Cohen As Sanctions Point Man
[WSJ]
Carol Browner to leave White House
[POLITICO]

Scalia appearance at ‘tea party’ House meeting questions his impartiality
[LA Times]
NBC: U.S. can’t link accused Army private to Assange
[MSNBC]
Emanuel in `Real Chicagoan’ Fight to Replace Daley
[Bloomberg]
Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says
[NYT]

Obama Viewed Favorably by 53% of Global Investors Seeing Improving Economy
[Bloomberg]
Stimulus improves US outlook, says IMF
[FT]

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Daily International News 01.24.11

January 24, 2011

Daily International News
January 24, 2011

International
At Davos, Long List of Problems Awaits World Leaders
[NYT]
Topsy-Turvy Weather: U.S. Is Frigid, Arctic Balmy
[NYT]
UN chief criticized as soft on human rights
[AP]
Rights group says democracies ignore abuses
[AP]

SOTU
SOTU forecast: Atmospherics over policy
[Politico]
Reducing the deficit and growing the economy will be the hot topics in 2011
[WaPo]
Obama to Stress Competitiveness, Job Creation, Deficit Reduction in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Why Obama Won’t Touch Gun Control
[Daily Beast]
Ryan’s star rising with Obama rebuttal
[TWT]

Northeast Asia
China
China stealth fighter ‘copied parts from downed US jet’
[BBC]
Chinese firm tied to steel used in Iran nukes
[TWT]
China Grooming Deft Politician as Next Leader
[NYT]
Crop warning over China drought
[BBC]
GM’s China sales pass US for first time in history
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea mulls talks with DPRK over denuclearization
[Xinhua]
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to Visit Seoul This Week
[Chosun]
Pirates may be flown to Korea for punishment
[JoongAng] and Official: Pirates may try to avenge SKorean rescue [AP]
State media: North Korea’s Kim meets Egyptian telecom CEO
[AP]
Japan
Japan, Turkey to discuss civil nuclear agreement
[Kyodo]
Miyazaki chickens found to have highly virulent flu virus
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
ASEAN foreign ministers head to China by road to show connectedness
[Kyodo]
5 Americans missing in Pacific land in Philippines
[AP]
Indonesia troops jailed over Papua abuse video
[BBC]
Indonesia to sign $15bn deals with India
[FT]
Filipino broadcaster shot dead, suspect arrested
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taseer’s accused assassin’s hearing draws protest
[UPI]
Delhi games chiefs Suresh Kalmadi and Lalit Bhanot sacked [BBC]
Afghan Supreme Court to rule on parliament opening
[Reuters]
Uzbek leader Islam Karimov in EU talks
[BBC]

Middle East
PA negotiators reject leaked ‘Palestinian Papers’ report
[Al Jazeera]
Commission finds Israeli commandos acted appropriately in raid on aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Hezbollah, Allies Back Ex-Premier Mikati to Head Lebanon’s Next Coalition
[Bloomberg]
Freed Yemeni activist vows more action vs president
[Reuters]
Two bombs kill 12 Shi’ites heading to rite in Iraq
[Reuters]

Africa
Thousands rally in Tunis as teachers strike
[AFP]
Egypt Links Palestinians to Attack at Church
[NYT]
Ivory Coast’s Ouattara calls for cocoa export ban
[AP]
Zimbabwe police ‘thwart property invasion’
[AFP]
Southern Sudan Nears a Decision on One Matter: Its New Name
[NYT]

Europe
At least 10 dead in Moscow airport blast – report
[Reuters]
Russia’s Khodorkovsky could face new charges – report
[Reuters]

Americas
Hillary Clinton to Visit Guanajuato, Mexico to Discuss Security, Trucking Issues
[Bloomberg]
Mexico: Hit man linked to Acapulco deaths caught
[AP]
Dominican Republic confirms first cholera death
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama poised for re-election in 2012, poll says
[TWT]
Jared Loughner, Ariz. shooting suspect, due in court Monday
[WaPo]
Long Island Muslims fear their congressman’s hearings could flame Islamophobia
[WaPo]
Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
[WSJ]
Allen to announce Senate bid Monday
[Politico]
Rendell to MSNBC, declares Casey “unassailable”
[Politico]

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Daily International News 01.18.11

January 18, 2011

Daily International News
January 18, 2011

Hu Jintao State Visit/Hu-Obama Summit 2011
Overall

Biden greets China’s Hu upon arrival in the US
[AP]
Obama holding first China state dinner in 13 years
[AP]

Hu Gets Full State Honors as Visit Displays Obama’s Dueling Views of China
[Bloomberg]
China’s Hu to engage in rare Q&A with media in US
[AP]
From 01/15 U.S.-China Relationship Difficult, Lugar Says Before Hu Visits White House [Bloomberg]
From 01/17 For Chinese Leader’s Visit, U.S. to Take a Bolder Tack [NYT]
Q&A with WaPo’s John Pomfret on Hu Visit
[WaPo]
Issues

Hu Jintao arriving for state visit focused on economics, security, human rights
[WaPo]

Editorial: The U.S. finds its voice on China and human rights
[WaPo]
On Faith: President Hu Jintao, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama
[WaPo]
Before meeting Obama, Hu positive on peninsula
[JoongAng]
Energy Could Be a Key Area of Cooperation for the U.S. and China
[TIME]
US companies expand goals as China leader arrives
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas

2011’s Top Risks: Will North Korea spin out of control?
[FP]
UN Should Discuss North Korean Uranium, South Korea’s President Lee Says
[Bloomberg]

North Korea willing to resume U.S. missions to recover remains of MIAs
[CNN]
N. Korea’s actual military spending estimated at US$8.77 bln in 2009
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan

Taiwan Stages Missile Tests on Eve of U.S.-China Meeting
[NYT] and Video: Taiwan in live-fire missile tests [BBC]
Senators accuse China of violating sanctions against Iran
[FP]

China’s Military Comes Into Its Own
[StratFor]
China commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing far off
[AP]
China sees importance of trilateral cooperation with Japan, ROK
[Xinhua]
Summary Box: China rare earths exports up in 2010
[AP]
China, Russia to hold fifth strategic security negotiations
[Xinhua]
“Experience China” debuts at NYC’s Times Square
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Major earthquake hits SW Pakistan
[AP]
Pakistani troops search homes in Karachi crackdown
[AP]
Nobel laureate Yunus in Bangladesh court
[AFP]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam reshuffles leaders, but policy seen consistent
[Reuters]
Top UN official to visit Sri Lanka’s war victims
[AFP]

Middle East
Palestinian resolution on Israel to be put to UN council
[AFP]

Palestinians raise flag at Washington office
[AP]
Russia reaffirms recognition of Palestinian state
[BBC]
Palestinian killed along Gaza-Israel border
[AP]
Va. teen detained in Kuwait sues U.S.
[WaPo]
Netanyahu rewards Barak with Israel cabinet seats
[Reuters]
Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 52 police recruits [AP]
Turkey to join Lebanon ‘contact group’ to help solve political crisis
[Hurriyet]

Iran suspends hanging sentence in stoning case: MP
[Reuters]
Pirates seized record 1,181 hostages in 2010 – report
[BBC]

Africa
UN team examines seized Iranian weapons in Nigeria
[AP]
Officials: 4 ministers quit new Tunisia government
[AP]
Rwanda issues arrest warrant for dissent exiles
[BBC]

Europe
Spain holds 10 in first anti-Eta raids since ceasefire
[BBC]
Iraq inquiry: Notes from Tony Blair to George Bush will not be published
[Guardian]

Berlusconi urged to resign over latest sex probe
[Reuters]
EU to detail objections to Hungary media law in letter
[Reuters]
Irish Prime Minister Cowen wins confidence vote
[AP]
Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse
[AP]
UK gay couple wins discrimination case against Christian hoteliers – video
[Guardian]

Americas
Paraguay leader tells police to shut down rebels
[AP]
‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier charged with corruption in Haiti
[Guardian]
Mexico police: founding member of Zetas captured
[AP]

Domestic
Inside Holbrooke’s War With the White House
[Daily Beast]
Obama Launches Rule Review, Pledging to Spur Jobs, Growth
[WSJ]
Supreme Court refuses to revive effort to put D.C. same-sex marriage law to vote
[WaPo]
Videos show Tucson shooting in detail, sources say
[WaPo]
Release Nears for Giffords
[WSJ]
Sarah Palin Defends “Blood Libel” Phrase, Says Liberals Can’t “Shut Me Up”
[CBS]
Dick Cheney on ‘Today’: I may need a heart transplant (VIDEO)
[WaPo]
From 01/17 Apple boss Steve Jobs takes ‘medical leave’ [BBC]
Facebook U-turns on phone and address data sharing
[BBC]